Utilities

Meters and Fees

Meters are read on or about the 30th day of each month.

Bills are mailed out prior to the 10th day of every month and are payable on or before the 1st day of the following month.

For your convenience, there is an outdoor utility drop box at Billy’s Bar.

On March 21, 2006 the Buhl City Council adopted Ordinance 06-01.  An ordinance relating to the placement of electrical meters.

This ordinance states: New or changed service installations shall be made at the expense of the property owner or the applicant for service.  Prior to the sale of any real estate served by the City electric service wherein any electric meter is located in the interior of the building, such meter shall be removed and, at the expense of the owner/seller, reinstalled on the exterior.  Failure to comply on or before closing of the sale of said real estate will result in termination of any existing electric service to that property and will result in the failure of said property to qualify for any new electric service.  Within ten (10) years of the effective date of this Section, all electrical meters located in the interior of any building served by City electric service must be and shall be relocated onto an exterior wall of the building served, at the expense of the owner or an applicant for service.  In addition, as to any property that is not sold, but to which the above provisions otherwise apply, if said property does not comply with the the other provisions above within the applicable time limits, a twenty percent (20%) surcharge on the monthly electric charge to said non-compliant property will be added to the monthly electric bill for said property.

 

Fee Schedule

Electric:   .0800 cents/kwh + sales tax

Fuel adjustment charge varies each month and is a % of kwh used.

 

Water:   $8.00 for usage per 100 cubic feet used (7.48 gallons per cubic foot)

Usage over 100 cubic feet is billed at .020 cents per cubic foot.

Water Testing Fee is .53 cents per month.

 

Sewer:   $13.00 for 100 cubic feet of water used

.0250/cubic foot for greater than 100 cubic feet

Monthly service fee of $15.00

 

Refuse:

Contract with Waste Management Service

Pickup day is Monday or the next day if Monday is on a holiday.

$11.25 + sales tax per month

St. Louis County Service Fee $5.50 + tax per month.

 

Electric Department

Electric:  .080 cents/kwh + sales tax
Fuel adjustment charge varies each month and is a % of kwh used.

 

Water Department

Water: $8.00 for usage per 100 cubic feet used (7.48 gallons per cubic foot)

Usage over 100 cubic feet is billed at .020 cents per cubic foot.

Water Testing Fee is .53 cents per month.

 

Buhl Waste Water Department

Sewer: $13.00 for 100 cubic feet of water used

.0250/cubic foot for greater than 100 cubic feet

Monthly service fee of $15.00

 

The City of Buhl is a member of the Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District.   This facility is located between the cities of Chisholm and Buhl.

 

Refuse & Recycling Department

RECYCLE BINS:  The recycle bins are located at the “old dump”.  Go North on State Street and take a left before the boat landing.  (on the dirt road up the small hill).  Bins are located to your left.

Refuse:

Contract with Waste Management Service

Pickup day is Monday or the next day if Monday is on a holiday.

$11.25 + sales tax per month

St. Louis County Service Fee $5.50 + tax per month.